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Eritrea - Ethiopia accord signed in Jeddah: Here are the details

Eritrea - Ethiopia accord signed in Jeddah: Here are the details


<p>Leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia met in Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah where they signed a peace accord premised on the July 9 deal signed in Asmara.</p> <p>The Jeddah accord was witnessed by the King of Saudi, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. The U.N. chief described it as “historic” and key to regional security. </p> <p>Eritrean Information Minister, Yemane Meskel shared the details of the deal.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea.</h2> <p>The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea, hereinafter referred to as the Two Parties;</p> <p>Considering the close bonds of geography, history, culture and religion between the two countries and their peoples;</p> <p>Respecting each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity;</p> <p>Desiring to achieve lasting peace and cement their historical ties to achieve their lofty objectives;</p> <p>Determined to establish comprehensive cooperation on the basis of complementarity and synergy;</p> <p>Determined further to contribute actively to regional and global peace and security;</p> <p>Reaffirming the Joint Declaration on Peace and Friendship that they signed on July 9, 2018 in Asmara;</p> <p>Reiterating their commitment to the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations;</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">The Two Parties agree as follows;- </h2> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Article One</h2> <p>The state of war between the two countries has ended and a new era of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation has started.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Article Two</h2> <p>The two countries will promote comprehensive cooperation in the political, security, defense, economic, trade, investment, cultural and social fields on the basis of complementarity and synergy.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Article Three</h2> <p>The two countries will develop Joint Investment Projects, including the establishment of Joint Special Economic Zones.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Article Four</h2> <p>The two countries will implement the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission decision.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Article Five</h2> <p>The two countries will promote regional and global peace, security and cooperation.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Article Six</h2> <p>The two countries will combat terrorism as well as trafficking in people, arms and drugs in accordance with international covenants and conventions.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Article Seven</h2> <p>The two countries will establish a High-Level Joint Committee, as well as Sub-committees as required, to guide and oversee the implementation of this Agreement.</p> <p>This Agreement is made at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this day of September 16, 2018 in two original copies in Amharic, Tigrinya, Arabic and English languages; in case of discrepancy in interpretation, the English version shall prevail.</p> <p><strong>For: The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia</strong><br /> Abiy Ahmed Ali <br /> Prime Minister </p> <p><strong>For: The State of Eritrea</strong><br /> Isaias Afwerki <br /> President</p>
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